Budget deal reached, but with compromises

Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers led by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez have reached a deal. The full Senate and Assembly must approve the budget by a midnight Saturday deadline.

The deal does not come without compromises. The Mercury News reports that legislative budget committee chair Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, and vice chair Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, D-San Fernando Valley, both said at a legislative budget committee meeting late Monday that they agreed to Brown’s lower financial estimate “to reach a deal.”

“As all budgets are acts of compromise, this budget would be no exception,” Leno was quoted as saying in the story.

One of the compromises has hit the judicial budget. According to the story, $63 million will fund trial courts, less than the $100 million the Legislature wanted.

Read the Mercury News story here.